Hidden Gems

Incredible convenience, 
great views, and well-built townhomes nestled in the city

One of the townhomes in this first building at the Brickyard has already gone under contract. Linda Afman with RE/MAX 4000 will be hosting an open house at the development this afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m.



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One of the townhomes in this first building at the Brickyard has already gone under contract. Linda Afman with RE/MAX 4000 will be hosting an open house at the development this afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m.

The back patios on the townhomes at the Brickyard give homeowners a private outdoor space for a barbecue grill or a small table.



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The back patios on the townhomes at the Brickyard give homeowners a private outdoor space for a barbecue grill or a small table.

The builder has included many upgrades in the townhomes at the Brickyard, like the engineered hardwood floor, quartz countertops and plenty of windows to let in natural light.



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The builder has included many upgrades in the townhomes at the Brickyard, like the engineered hardwood floor, quartz countertops and plenty of windows to let in natural light.

The available townhomes at the Brickyard have two bedrooms and two baths, including four-piece master baths like this one with double sinks and walk-in showers.



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The available townhomes at the Brickyard have two bedrooms and two baths, including four-piece master baths like this one with double sinks and walk-in showers.

The builder at the Brickyard didn’t build identical homes with matching interiors. Instead, he chose interior colors from a neutral palette that would appeal to buyers in different demographics.



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The builder at the Brickyard didn’t build identical homes with matching interiors. Instead, he chose interior colors from a neutral palette that would appeal to buyers in different demographics.

New construction that’s close to the university, downtown and the hospitals is difficult to find because most of the land in town was developed and built out years earlier. There are pockets of redevelopment that occasionally come into the market, however, and they tend to move fast, since many people love both new homes and convenient locations. The Brickyard is one such gem.
Tucked away east of 15th Street off Wellington, the Brickyard is a townhome development in the heart of Grand Junction that not only offers close-in convenience, it also offers incredible views of the Grand Valley, Grand Mesa and Colorado National Monument. In the 1920s, it was the site of Grand Junction Clay Products, which produced bricks at the facility until World War II broke out and construction of anything not related to the war effort ceased. Bricks made at the Grand Junction facility were used on structures across the Western Slope, including an early Daily Sentinel building, the Juanita flour mill, the Mesa County Courthouse, the original Houston Hall at Colorado Mesa University and hundreds more homes and commercial buildings.
Once the brickyard closed, the land remained vacant until a developer purchased the land 10 years ago with plans to build townhomes. Although infrastructure was built, the economic downturn put the brakes on the development, and the site was then empty streets with great views.
Last year, Ted Martin began purchasing lots, and then turned to Eric Kraai and Kraai Design in Grand Junction to design townhomes that met the needs of current home buyers. Martin and his son, Eric Olson, built the first building, which has three units, and are getting ready to start on two additional buildings within the next few weeks.
Linda Afman with RE/MAX 4000, who is co-listing the development with Ray Rickard, has been hosting open houses at the development on several weekends, and has one unit already under contract.
The current available homes range between 1,148 square feet to 1,475 square feet. Some have one-car garages, while others have two-car garages. All have two bedrooms and two baths, along with open floor plans and lots of windows. The units also have a flexible room that’s somewhat separate 
from the main living areas that could be 
used as a den, an office, a play area or an exercise room.
The builder has included several upgraded features in the first set of homes, including quartz countertops and an under-mounted sink in the kitchen, engineered hardwood floors and a slim-line gas fireplace in the living area. There is a built-in area for flat screen TVs in some units, and plenty of space along a large wall in the other unit. Colors are up-to-date, with cool grays and neutral colors in common areas.
Outside, the units each have a private back patio, with trees and shrubbery in front, back or on the side maintained by the HOA. Because the development is tucked away of a quiet side street, there is minimal traffic noise and no through-traffic.
The development is a small in-fill project, with a total of 48 units when the project is complete. Right now, the developer is working on plans for townhomes on the south side of the street, where the lots are sloped and can accommodate walk-out basements. Those homes will be somewhat larger, probably around 1,500 to 1,700 
square feet.
Linda Afman will be hosting at an open house at the development on Sunday, June 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. To find the Brickyard, take 15th St. south from Patterson one block, turn left (west) on Wellington and follow it to 
the development.





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